Street cleaners in New York have help from insect garbage-munchers

December 2, 2014 10:50 PM

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Street cleaners in New York have help from insect garbage-munchers

"If insects weren't eating all of this food, it would accumulate and be foul," Elsa Youngsteadt said.

Yes, it's not just rodents that keep keep half-eaten hot dogs, potato chips, and cookies from accumulating -- preventing parks and road medians from becoming wastelands of rotting food. According to scientists at North Carolina State University, insects do their part, too.

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